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Advertising agency owner Hiroshi Sasaki, who was initially appointed to oversee the 2020 Paralympic ceremonies, was named chief executive creative director of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games on Wednesday.

The 66-year-old Sasaki will replace acclaimed kyogen actor Nomura Mansai in the role in which he will be in charge of revising plans for all four opening and closing ceremonies for the games that were pushed back a year to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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